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Table 1 Responses to the Point of Care Foundation (POCF) outcomes using a 5-part Likert scale. Frequencies are shown for each Likert item with the mode and median item. Questions 1–10 are: Q1. Today’s Round will help me work better with my colleagues; Q2. In today’s Round I have gained knowledge that will help me care for patients; Q3.Today’s Round has given me confidence in handling non-clinical aspects of care; Q4. Today’s Round has given me greater awareness in handling sensitive issues; Q5. Today’s Round has me greater understanding of how expressing thoughts, questions and feelings would help me; Q6. Today’s Round has given me greater understanding of how giving and receiving support is beneficial and helps us feel valued; Q7. Today’s Round has given me a greater awareness of improving teamwork, connectness and communication; Q8. Today’s Round has given me greater awareness of the importance of attentiveness to social and emotional aspects of patient care; Q9. Today’s Round has given me an awareness of increased feelings of compassion towards patients; Q10. Today’s Round has given me a greater understanding of the importance of empathy with patients as people

From: Assessing the benefits and usefulness of Schwartz Centre rounds in second-year medical students using clinical educator-facilitated group work session: not just “a facilitated moan”!

Statement Number of students Mode score Median score
Completely disagree Somewhat disagree Neither agree nor disagree Somewhat agree Completely agree
Q1 1 5 24 29 19 Somewhat agree Somewhat agree
Q2 1 6 15 31 25 Somewhat agree Somewhat agree
Q3 1 4 16 32 25 Somewhat agree Somewhat agree
Q4 2 2 10 36 28 Somewhat agree Somewhat agree
Q5 0 1 14 32 20 Somewhat agree Somewhat agree
Q6 0 2 13 33 19 Somewhat agree Somewhat agree
Q7 0 6 13 29 19 Somewhat agree Somewhat agree
Q8 0 3 12 32 20 Somewhat agree Somewhat agree
Q9 0 6 15 29 19 Somewhat agree Somewhat agree
Q10 1 2 15 24 25 Completely agree Completely agree